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  • Glen congratulations on finishing your first project. Looks like you picked an interesting project for your next.

    Bruce the front wall of Kate's Kitchen looks great. I'll have the beef stew.

    Rob the shingles look very good and the weathering is outstanding.
    Mike Mace

    Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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    • Outstanding work everyone.

      I took a quick progress picture before I lost the light outside.



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      • Larry nice job on the rafter system.
        Mike Mace

        Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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        • I have been working on my challenge project along with designing my new layout and stripping the old layout sections down to bare 1x4s and L girders.

          The next thing was to assemble the walls of the main house.





          I decided to add a kitchen lead-to to the back of the house. Here are the walls after being cut out and stained with A/I then braced. I stained the walls with Floquil UP Harbor Mist Gray.





          Here is the kitchen installed to the house.





          The kit comes with peel and stick doors and windows. I have installed the doors and windows along with the four supports for the front porch roof. Be careful with these supports because they are very fragile. I broke one but was still able to use the tab end to support the roof.





          Because of the lean-to I had to modify the rear roof section to go around the lean-to.



          Until next time. Thanks for looking.
          Mike Mace

          Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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          • Thanks, George, Michael, Bruce, Glen, Larry And Mike.

            I'm very happy with the shingles.

            Glen, nice to see you onto your next Challenge. Wooden bridges always look. As Mike said, everything is on show. I'm sure you'll do an excellent job with this kit.

            Larry, Impressive wood framing on the roof. At the moment it looks so nice, but of course, it will look worse for wear, by the time you finish.

            Mike nice job on your little building. I do like that colour and weathering.
            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

            https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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            • Rob Thanks.
              Mike Mace

              Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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              • Glen,

                Congrats! The bridge looks like fun.

                Bruce,

                Kat's is shaping up nicely. Looks like is serving up something naughty!

                Rob,

                Excellent weathered shingles!

                Larry,

                Nice rafters, are you going to give them the bombed look?

                Mike,

                I like that little house your building, looks cozy.

                Scott

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                • Larry, Your building is a scratchbuilding tour de force.

                  Mike, neat little building.
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                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  • Mike, Liking your building a lot. Mike, Scott and Rob. Thanks, I will be breaking up the roof, weathering it and adding loose tiles soon.

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                    • Looks great Larry. That lattice-like roof framing really catches the eye.

                      Good work on the kitchen lean-to Mike.

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                      • After a few evenings I managed to finish the two main truss assemblies for the bridge:




                        We're currently caught in the so-called 'arctic-vortex' here so model work in my nicely heated workshop is the order of the evenings.

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                        • Nice updates Larry & Mike. Good choice on your next project, Glen.


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                          Originally posted by CNE1899



                          Bruce,

                          Kat's is shaping up nicely. Looks like is serving up something naughty!

                          Scott


                          Scott, that is Pasties with a short "a" as in "past-ys", not the naughty Pasties with a long "a".


                          Bruce

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                          • Haven't checked in here in a few days you guys are doing some great work.

                            Bruce Kates looks fantastic; should make a nice addition to your layout.

                            Glen great job on the station. The second kit, did you buy it online from Syracuse, New York? Just asking because I know the owner and he had, I think he retired, a great shop.

                            Larry those are quite impressive looking roof trusses; nicely done.

                            Mike great looking building; love the color.

                            Rob nice job on the shingles. They look very impressive and scream New England.

                            Hopefully I didn't miss anyone; keep up the great work everyone.
                            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                            • Thanks, Larry.

                              Current status. Interior detailing is done, all walls are on, roof bracing is on. I'll glue on the trip pieces indicated in the following photo and then it is on to the foundation and roof.



                              Bruce

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                              • I've attached all the smaller doors now. For the two ends the doors open outwards.

                                The front doors open inwards as this area will be partly enclosed.







                                I've also added a painted "wainscot" to the outside to give it some more character and that New England feel.




                                Regards Rob

                                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                                My current build.

                                https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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